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Old 10-06-2009, 11:23 AM   #1
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Door gasket on '73 Tradewind.

I need to order gasket material for all the windows and the doors (outer, & screen) for our '73 Tradewind.
I have searched and seem to find lots of threads concerning trailers from the '60s, but nothing for our year. I apologize if I have simply missed this info.

Do I use the same gasket on both doors on this trailer?

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Old 10-06-2009, 12:26 PM   #2
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Never mind. I went on Inland RV pages and found my answer.
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:14 PM   #3
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You may benefit from doing a little comparative shopping at both VintageAirstream, and OutofDoorsMart. You have to get the glue too.
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Don't go overboard on the adhesive. The sticky on the back of the new weather stripping is excellent and if you properly clean the surface you will not need any except maybe at the corners and very top edges. Cleaning the surface is the key. If you don't do that, buy lot of weatherstrip adhesive. I replaced all window and door seals on my 68 TW. After a lot of trial and error found the way to get the old adhesive off the gasket surfaces was to use a Dremel tool with a scotchbrite buff. Lowes and HD have them. Removes all the old stuff without scraping and without having to use acetone or lacquer thinner.
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Don't go overboard on the adhesive. The sticky on the back of the new weather stripping is excellent and if you properly clean the surface you will not need any except maybe at the corners and very top edges. Cleaning the surface is the key. If you don't do that, buy lot of weatherstrip adhesive. I replaced all window and door seals on my 68 TW. After a lot of trial and error found the way to get the old adhesive off the gasket surfaces was to use a Dremel tool with a scotchbrite buff. Lowes and HD have them. Removes all the old stuff without scraping and without having to use acetone or lacquer thinner.

Thanks for the cleaning and adhesive tips

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You may benefit from doing a little comparative shopping at both VintageAirstream, and OutofDoorsMart. You have to get the glue too.
I'll probably be getting the gaskets from a nearby AS dealer. Their price(s) are not so much more as to warrant me paying for the shipping, and I can get it sooner.

I just had to get an idea of what I was looking for.

Thanks for the thought.

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Thanks for the cleaning and adhesive tips



I'll probably be getting the gaskets from a nearby AS dealer. Their price(s) are not so much more as to warrant me paying for the shipping, and I can get it sooner.

I just had to get an idea of what I was looking for.

Thanks for the thought.

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We use the super weatherstrip black adhesive, since it does a one time permanent job of holding gaskets in place.

The 3M yellow adhesive, doesn't do the job, at all.

To depend on the self adhesive on the back side of the triangular gasket for the entrance door and access door gasket, is not wise. Get the trailer in hot weather and watch it fall off. Simply opening and closing the entrance door, will make it fall off.

We believe that when we do a job for a customer, that we should do it the best than can be done, the first time.

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We use the super weatherstrip black adhesive, since it does a one time permanent job of holding gaskets in place.

The 3M yellow adhesive, doesn't do the job, at all.

To depend on the self adhesive on the back side of the triangular gasket for the entrance door and access door gasket, is not wise. Get the trailer in hot weather and watch it fall off. Simply opening and closing the entrance door, will make it fall off.

We believe that when we do a job for a customer, that we should do it the best than can be done, the first time.

Andy
I agree .. if it is worth doing, it is worth doing right.
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